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WestCare recognizes three staff members quarterly with the 212° Award for consistently outstanding job performance. Referring to the point at which water boils, the award was named 212° to honor those who are doing their jobs “at 212 degrees.”

Winners for the fall quarter included Becky Wilkes with Human Resources, Mike Gibson with Food and Nutrition Services, and Sarah Rish, RN with Harris Radiology. Winners are selected through a voting process by the ESP (Every Single Patient) Council, which is made up of staff representing all work areas in the organization.


Western North Carolina Pediatric and Adolescent Care welcomes Dr. Nicholas Jernigan, who will begin seeing patients at the practice early in January.

Dr. Jernigan completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas after receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from East Carolina University.

A board-certified physician in pediatrics and internal medicine, Dr. Jernigan most recently practiced with Wilmington Health in Wilmington, N.C., where he was a board member with the Miracle League of Wilmington and the Physicians Healthcare Collaborative. After practicing medicine for three years in a general practice setting, Dr. Jernigan looks forward to focusing specifically on pediatric care.



Due to an increase in influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina, as of Jan. 3, Angel Medical Center (AMC) is asking that family and friends limit their visitations to patients in the hospital. In particular, Angel is asking children under age 12 and people who do not feel well, to call patients rather than visit them.

Mission Health has implemented this precaution at all Mission Heath member hospitals in western North Carolina: McDowell Hospital in Marion, Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine and Angel Medical Center in Franklin.


Due to the rising number of Influenza (flu) cases in the community, Harris Regional Hospital and Swain County Hospital have implemented temporary flu restrictions for visitors.

These changes in visitation guidelines are a precaution against the spread of seasonal flu.


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